I’ve been following Sramana Mitra’s 1M by 1M program supporting entrepreneurship from a distance. Grade A Entrepreneur offers some thoughts on her attempts. Is there something here for entrepreneurship programs to learn (yes we have seen Stanford and Harvard adopt lean start-up methodology)
The 1M by 1M program provides all the basics to start on the right footing at virtually no cost: “We offer a case-study-based online educational program, video lectures, and methodology, online strategy consulting at public and private online roundtables, as well as introductions to customers, channel partners and investors (pre-seed, seed, angel, VC, bank, alternative financing). The public roundtable is a free program accessible from anywhere in the world. The rest of the services are for paying members only.” The $1000 annual fee grants paying members unlimited usage of the service (just don’t abuse the system!). For a full explanation of why Sramana created this program, also consult this video.